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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Friday,  Jan. 11, 2019

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

  2017 Offered More Moisture in S.E. Colorado   New Year’s Day of 2018 started out on the chilly side, especially across southeastern Colorado, however the rest of January of 2018 was mainly warm and dry across much of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems and associated cold fronts did move across […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

  Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center has compiled a recap for the state’s Water Year 2018, noting this year was the warmest and driest in 124 years. Lamar was reported with 76 days at or above 90 degrees for 2018. Walsh edged pasts with 77 days while Trinidad in southeast Colorado noted 48 days […]

November 2018 Drought Update

November 2018 Drought Update

  The 2018 Water Year (which ended on September 30) was the warmest and second driest in 124 years of records for the state of Colorado. Water Year 2019, which began on October 1st, has seen above normal precipitation and below average temperatures across most of the state. This is the first time in over […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

October Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Abundant precipitation over the Summer of 2018 across southeast Colorado has continued throughout the early Fall, with several weather systems bringing more beneficial precipitation across the area in September and October. This abundant moisture has brought an end to the drought across portions of the far Southeastern […]

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the budget for 2019 and approved the write-offs for uncollected fees for 2017 during their October 9th board meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $16.9 million, $15.8 million from retail electric sales and the balance primarily from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses of almost […]

Southern Colorado Drought Update

Southern Colorado Drought Update

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT…Monsoonal Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southeast Colorado While Drought Conditions Deepen across South Central Colorado SYNOPSIS… Weather systems over the latter half of the Spring and throughout the past Summer of 2018 brought some much needed precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the amounts of beneficial rainfall varied widely across […]

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Climate Review:  Summer of 2018

Climate Review: Summer of 2018

    The start of “Meteorological Summer 2018” (June-July-August) was a very warm and generally dry across south central and southeast Colorado. A few weather systems, including the remnants of a tropical system moving north and east out of the Gulf of California, brought some beneficial rains and a brief respite in the hot and […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

  The Lamar Utility Board approved recent purchase orders totaling $1,079,088.07 and payment of bills amounting to $243,041.72. The System Operating Report, delivered by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the sales of electricity through June 2018 were up approximately 3.6% when compared to the same time last year. Residential sales were up 5.04%, irrigation […]

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: Weather systems over the past few months have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado, with the Southwest Monsoon kicking in throughout the month of July, bringing more widespread and much needed moisture to much of Southeastern Colorado. Further west, the summer monsoonal rains have been more spotty and generally not enough […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]